Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Latest developments in melanoma treatment

Here is a link to a good article on the pipeline of activity related to finding a cure/effective treatment for metastatic melanoma.

Melanoma: intense competition

Our goal is to stay ahead of the disease until an effective treatment can be found. The drug Meagan is on (Ipilimumab - soon to be called Yervoy) has had the best results of the drugs in development, but not yet approved. It is gratifying to see so many other drugs in the works - some of which might be workable for her. She does not have the B-RAF protein, so drugs targeting that "flavor" are not for her.

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